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Top 5 Scenes From National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation [VIDEO]

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Warner Brothers

Christmas is a joyous time of year, but with all the joy comes some craziness. Every year a new Christmas comedy hits the big screen with the hopes of outdoing the greatest Christmas comedy of all time. The reason this movie has stood the test of time is because everyone can relate to it in one way or another. Whether it’s crazy relatives to the stress of rigging up the lights, we’ve all had a “Christmas Vacation” moment. That’s why I present to you The Top 5 Scenes From National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.


5

The Cat

 
 

The scene where the cat bites on the Christmas lights cord and gets electrocuted was nearly cut from the movie. Prior to the first test screening. the studio execs wanted the scene taken out, fearing that it might offend some viewers, but producer Matty Simmons begged them to leave the scene in, and they eventually gave in to his request. After the first test screening, the test audience had scored the cat electrocution scene as the No. 1 favorite scene throughout the entire movie.

 
4

Cousin Eddie

 
 

The vintage unwelcome relative! In the scene when the police storm into the Griswold's house, the song "Here Comes Santa Claus" sung by Gene Autry is used for the background music. Randy Quaid (cousin Eddie) is the third cousin of Gene Autry.

 
3

The Hap Hap Happiest Christmas (NSFW)

 
 

The scene where the cat bites on the Christmas lights cord and gets electrocuted was nearly cut from the movie. Prior to the first test screening. the studio execs wanted the scene taken out, fearing that it might offend some viewers, but producer Matty Simmons begged them to leave the scene in, and they eventually gave in to his request. After the first test screening, the test audience had scored the cat electrocution scene as the No. 1 favorite scene throughout the entire movie.

 
2

The Lights

 
 

After Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) unsuccessfully attempts to demonstrate his handiwork with the house Christmas lights to his family, he asks his son, Rusty (Johnny Galecki), to help him check all the light bulbs again. Rusty looks at his bare wrist, pretending to have a watch, and excuses himself. Looking at a bare wrist and pretending to have a watch is one of Chevy Chase's trademark gags.

 
1

Mr. Shirley (NSFW)

 
 

Clark (Chevy Chase) uses thirty words to describe his boss (Brian Doyle-Murray). Where's the Tylenol?

 

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